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25th Jul '16 8:17:29 AM ecojosh1
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* On ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Mortimer Harren is a brilliant cosmologist who has five university degrees on the subject and who only joined Starfleet because a school he wanted to attend required a year of practical experience. Torres tried to give him jobs that would utilize his vast intellect, but he refused to do the work because he thought anything other than cosmology was beneath him. She eventually gave up on him and gave him the easiest job in the department.
17th Jul '16 10:42:26 PM Abodos
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* The entire Ma-non race in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is like this. They're far more technologically advanced than the other inhabitants of New LA, and their engineering know-how helps the humans to further stake a claim on Mira. Unfortunately, their long reliance on gizmos means that they're culturally more used to letting the machines do most of the work while they sit back and relax, in contrast to the typical work ethic of many humans. One particular case study is a Ma-non who was fired from a human business for spending most of the day napping and eating [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza]].
16th Jul '16 3:26:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicTheHedgehog'' is often portrayed this way, such as one example in [[AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog AoStH]] where Tails berates him for slacking off while Tails is washing the dishes. Sonic then uses his SuperSpeed to dry them in a second. ''It ain't the speed, it's the deep, keed!''. This character trait [[WellExcuseMePrincess also invokes a lot of Princess Sally's nitpicking in SatAM]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicTheHedgehog'' is often portrayed this way, such as one example in [[AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog AoStH]] ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog AoStH]]'' where Tails berates him for slacking off while Tails is washing the dishes. Sonic then uses his SuperSpeed to dry them in a second. ''It ain't the speed, it's the deep, keed!''. This character trait [[WellExcuseMePrincess also invokes a lot of Princess Sally's nitpicking in SatAM]].
30th Jun '16 11:56:43 AM DannWoolf
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*** Gohan has the potential to become ''the'' strongest fighter in the universe. However, he lacks the [[BloodKnight the instinctive love of combat]] that pure-blood Saiyans like his father and Vegeta do, so he doesn't usally train. On the other hand, when the people he cares about are in danger and matters are looking veyr serious, Gohan is intensely focused on training and shows off why he is his father's son. He is also more natrually driven to scholarly sources, earning top grades in school and ending up with a good job to support his family as an adult.

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*** Gohan has the potential to become ''the'' strongest fighter in the universe. However, he lacks the [[BloodKnight the instinctive love of combat]] that pure-blood Saiyans like his father and Vegeta do, so he doesn't usally train. On the other hand, when the people he cares about are in danger and matters are looking veyr serious, Gohan is intensely focused on training and shows off why he is his father's son. He is also more natrually naturally driven to scholarly sources, earning top grades in school and ending up with a good job to support his family as an adult.
27th Jun '16 1:52:33 PM Beacon80
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** While there's nothing concrete, Ron may be a case of this as well. He states early on that, due to his high performing older brothers, he doesn't get praise, even when he does well. It would also explain his proficiency at chess.
23rd Jun '16 4:55:30 PM Acebrock
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* German General Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord, who served until 1934 classified his officers into four categories, clever, stupid, diligent, and lazy, and assigned them accordingly. His exact quote on the matter is:
-->I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. [[{{Workaholic}} Some are clever and diligent]] -- their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy -- they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. '''Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions.''' One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent -- [[LethallyStupid he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief.]]
23rd Jun '16 4:41:48 PM Acebrock
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-->I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. [[{{Workaholic}} Some are clever and diligent]] -- their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy -- they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. ''Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions.'' One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent -- [[LethallyStupid he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief.]]

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-->I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. [[{{Workaholic}} Some are clever and diligent]] -- their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy -- they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. ''Anyone '''Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions.'' ''' One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent -- [[LethallyStupid he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief.]]
23rd Jun '16 4:41:23 PM Acebrock
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-->I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. [[Workaholic Some are clever and diligent]] -- their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy -- they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. ''Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions.'' One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent -- [[LethallyStupid he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief.]]

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-->I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. [[Workaholic [[{{Workaholic}} Some are clever and diligent]] -- their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy -- they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. ''Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions.'' One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent -- [[LethallyStupid he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief.]]
23rd Jun '16 4:40:53 PM Acebrock
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* German General Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord, who served until 1934 classified his officers into four categories, clever, stupid, diligent, and lazy, and assigned them accordingly. His exact quote on the matter is:
-->I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. [[Workaholic Some are clever and diligent]] -- their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy -- they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. ''Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions.'' One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent -- [[LethallyStupid he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief.]]
17th Jun '16 1:13:27 AM PaulA
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* Subverted with OscarWilde who liked to posture as a member of the IdleRich but in fact was a bit of a workaholic, having two plays performing in the West End and a bestselling book published in the same year.

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* Subverted with OscarWilde Creator/OscarWilde who liked to posture as a member of the IdleRich but in fact was a bit of a workaholic, having two plays performing in the West End and a bestselling book published in the same year.
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